Deborah Spragg

Director of Field Training, Expressive Therapies

617.349.8195 x.8195

Deb Spragg has been teaching at Lesley since 2005, when she began as a clinical instructor in supervision. In 2009, she joined the core faculty in the Expressive Therapies Division. Alongside her keen interest in the teaching and supervision of Lesley students, Dr. Spragg’s clinical work focused on those with psychotic disorders. She championed the use of non-verbal and artistic means for facilitating contact with self and connection to others for hospitalized clients. She worked full-time for fifteen years in clinical settings with individuals and groups in hospitals, residential treatment, and private practice. Now that she has joined the Lesley Community on a full-time basis, Deb is looking forward to becoming increasingly involved in research related to the supervision of expressive Therapists in training, the therapeutic action of the arts in therapy, and the role of mindfulness in both the expressive arts therapies and in conflict transformation. Recently, Deb has also been involved in hospice and attending the bereaved. In her teaching as well as in her clinical work, Deb has drawn inspiration from her meditation practice. The role of difference in relationship is a life-long interest, as is a relational view of health and wellness. 


Ph.D., Harvard University
M.A., Lesley University
M.M., New England Conservatory
B.A., Antioch College.